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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Word Work, the Reading Recovery Way -- Pt. 5

The time has come, teachers, to focus on how onsets work in words.  To do this, present the letters for a set of known words, e.g. g o n o s o.  


Say, "I'm going to make 2 words you know."  Assemble go and no.  Ask the child to run her finger under those 2 words as she says them slowly, thereby reaffirming the need to check the sound sequence.


Push the remaining 2 letters toward the center of your vertical plane white board, telling the child to make another word she knows.  After she assembles so, instruct her to run her finger under it and say the word slowly.  Remember, you must work with KNOWN words, as you are teaching the task, not the words.

Continue on subsequent days with other known words, such as he, be, me or cat, fat, bat.  


Once you are certain your student understands how words work with onsets, you will be ready to begin harder analogies with onsets.  I'll address that next time.


Are you teaching about the election?  If so, you might like to check out Erin's linky party @ Tales from Room 112.




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8 comments:

  1. I love working with words! That is a great activity. Hop back over to my blog because you've been boo-ed! Check out the criteria and participate if you would like!

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    1. Thanks Brian. I'll be over this afternoon to check it out. Boo!

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  2. I just found your blog after doing a Reading Recovery search. I love that you've posted so many great ideas to share with others! I taught Reading Recovery in the past and always enjoy connecting with other teachers. Keep the great information coming!

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    1. Thanks Heather/HoJo. Reading Recovery is near and dear to my heart. I think that training dramatically changed the way I teach. I know it made me a better observer. Thanks for the great feedback.

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    1. Me, too! Such a great program. And, my students taught me more than I taught them!

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